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BY VITTORIO LONGHI ROME — Italy is getting ready for a massive general strike, the first for 20 years, against Silvio Berlusconi government's labour law "reform". On April 16, at least 11 million workers will strike. This general strike call
1200 join Palestine rally PERTH — About 1200 people attended a rally in Forrest Place on April 6 to protest Israel's war on the Palestinian people. Speakers at the rally included students from the Australian Islamic College, Anthony Benbow from
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BY JOHN PILGER LONDON — The promised attack on Iraq will test free journalism as never before. The prevailing media orthodoxy is that the attack is only a matter of time. "The arguments may already be over", says the March 17 Observer, "Bush and
BY ROB GRAHAM ADELAIDE — “I’ve been reticent to express my support for refugees before, but after this weekend everyone needs to go back and speak to as many people as they can and join in any organised demonstrations. We can start really
On April 2 the organisers of the March 31 refugees’ rights protest at Villawood received a faxed letter from the detention centre, here are some excerpts: “We, residents of the Villawood detention centre, very much appreciate and thank you
BY ARUN PRADHAN "Since the protest there has been close to no communication with Woomera [detention centre] inmates", refugees' rights campaigner Pamela Curr told Green Left Weekly on April 6. "The two phone lines normally available to detainees
BY MARY MERKENICH MELBOURNE — On March 31, Jews for Refugees held its first public event — a 700-strong rally during the Festival of Passover, Pesach — outside Maribyrnong detention centre. A car pool and cavalcade led by Yids on Wheels — a
BY ALISON DELLIT One of the eight "anti-terrorism" bills currently before the Senate — the Security Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002 — will, if passed, enable the federal attorney-general to "ban" organisations. Membership of,
BY RALF SCHARRMAN DARWIN — "Shame — our shame" — these March 7 words, used to describe the behaviour of Aboriginal people by the Northen Territory minister for indigenous affairs, John Ah Kit, in the NT Parliament, have sparked debate in the

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